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Ok...I can't figure out which watch I like better: Omega Speedmaster Triple Date Auto or 1948 18k Lecoultre. What do you think? Omega for everyday and Lecoultre for business/formal events?


 

 

Ideally you'd want both. IMO you need a more casual, sporty watch that you could wear everday if you needed to and then maybe something a bit more precious that you could wear in your most formal times or whenever you want, but not during physical activity.

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The 7750 isn' t a modular movement - it is fully integrated.  It was designed from the ground up as a chronograph movement.  You can generally tell by looking at the pushers - which on a modular chronograph will sit slightly higher (closer to the dial) than the crown.  On an integrated chronograph crown and pushers will line up on the same plane.

 I've had bad luck with modular crhonograph movements over the years (GP, Ebel) and now avoid them.

I do remember now that Longines had a column-wheel movement developed for them; hadn't realised your watch was one of them.
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I do remember now that Longines had a column-wheel movement developed for them; hadn't realised your watch was one of them.

 

Yep:

 

 

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In part due to this thread went to Wempe today in order to check out the Nomos line. Didn't have a ton of time to spare so but think the wife and I will be buying an Orion 33 rose for her and a Tangomat for moi. Was hoping to get a decent discount but it appears they're pretty firm with what they can do. How are all you nomos guys liking your watches after owning them for a while? We will probably pull the trigger tomorrow.
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It's parklet time!
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^ Great looking GS, Hayward.
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I will be buying an Orion 33 rose for her and a Tangomat for moi.

 

Not sure where you are, but I know some dealers in Germany will export VAT-free via Chrono24, etc.  Nomos charge higher prices for Asia, I've noticed - even more than the VAT that they don't deduct!  Bastards.

 

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L688 

 

I really think that's a great-looking movement for the money.  Maybe blueing the column wheel is a bit cheesy, but I like it.  And I like how they put the Geneva stripes on the rotor and the perlage all over the place.  Really smart.  Does yours have a display back?

 

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It's parklet time!

 

Is that new?  I know there's not universal love for the GS - and I too find the the fonts and dial layout a bit of a mish-mash.  But that's cool - the sporty style makes the rest of it work better, I think.  Don't you already have a dressier white one and one of those massive tuna can divers?  Can't accuse you of not walking the walk!  

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Hope to find out today if I've won my gold watch in auction 🐱🐱

Seller was a fraud BUT

IM getting my Grail watch after all - coming brand new in the store today, and I can pay at my own speed on account!

Dreams can come true!!!😊
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I really think that's a great-looking movement for the money.  Maybe blueing the column wheel is a bit cheesy, but I like it.  And I like how they put the Geneva stripes on the rotor and the perlage all over the place.  Really smart.  Does yours have a display back?

 

 

 

Yes - I believe all Longines models with the column wheel movement have the display back. 

 

@Hayward - love that GS!

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Would be a shame to hide it.

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In part due to this thread went to Wempe today in order to check out the Nomos line. Didn't have a ton of time to spare so but think the wife and I will be buying an Orion 33 rose for her and a Tangomat for moi. Was hoping to get a decent discount but it appears they're pretty firm with what they can do. How are all you nomos guys liking your watches after owning them for a while? We will probably pull the trigger tomorrow.
I've had the Orion for 9 months and just got the Weltzeit; so far, no let downs.
Also, as Mimo mentioned, you should be getting VAT off when negotiating since it's built in the US prices. At least that's how I view it, I suppose places could start to insist on close to retail. On my last purchase the first price I was quoted after retail was the price without VAT. I negotiated further as well. If I didn't hit a certain amount, I would have gone the European AD route as Mimo suggested.
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Interesting thanks guys. I'm in NYC at the moment and Wempe won't give more than 10%. I thought in the US it was either them or the nomos website.
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I'll shoot you a PM.

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It's parklet time!

This is sweet. Which model is this?

I recently read this post from TimeZone about a tour of the Seiko facility in Japan - really interesting stuff: http://www.timezone.com/2014/11/07/james-goes-to-japan-seiko-factory-tour-part-1/
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I've had the Orion for 9 months and just got the Weltzeit; so far, no let downs.
Also, as Mimo mentioned, you should be getting VAT off when negotiating since it's built in the US prices. At least that's how I view it, I suppose places could start to insist on close to retail. On my last purchase the first price I was quoted after retail was the price without VAT. I negotiated further as well. If I didn't hit a certain amount, I would have gone the European AD route as Mimo suggested.

And remember... WatchBuys will beat any price from an AD by 10% of the difference in price. In other words, if WatchBuys has the watch for $3,000, and you get a quote for $2,500, then WatchBuys will sell you the watch for $2450, no tax, free shipping. Give them a call.
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